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Chanclas

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In Topic: THIS one simple design will have you in TEARS...

23 April 2017 - 11:41 PM

Definitely glad I called dibs on the first one of these that you sell. Thank you, CaptainSlug.

 

1. How easy will this be to disassemble and reassemble?

2. Is it getting a cool paintjob? What barrel material will you use?

3. Is there any issue at all with the mag release interfering with the follower in the magazines?

4. Is there going to be a slide lock of some kind to hold the slide back in the cocked position?


In Topic: THIS one simple design will have you in TEARS...

14 April 2017 - 07:13 PM

Wowza! "Exceptionally novel" is exactly the correct term for that design. It makes me so proud that my pistol is evolving into such a creative masterpiece.

After a second look, I have three questions.
1. Does the trigger spring mount to any static part of the frame? Or is it only stretched between the trigger and the mag release? If it's the latter, that is thinking out of the box and I like it.

2. You sure you can push the release outward with that slope on the inside where your finger will touch it? Seems like you'd try to push it and it would be harder than necessary because of the angle and the position relative to the pivot point. Maybe you could put a nub on the bottom of the release/trigger guard and your middle finger could more easily push it straight outward.

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3. Does the thing have a slide cover? Or will the barrel, slide spring, and bolt be exposed as shown in the pictures

 


In Topic: THIS one simple design will have you in TEARS...

31 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

I really like the newest look. Great job. Glad I posted this and glad I inspired such an impressive design. VERY glad that I could inspire you, CaptainSlug. My baby is growing so fast.

 

Suggestions:

1) A bit of rubber on the front of the shuttle plate or on the slide or both to dampen impact. A small thing but just maybe could prevent a cracked slide or shuttle. Maybe not, you probably already thought of something like this.

2) My magazines and handles are SUPER easy to make, no need to print them. And you already know how to protect yourself from the plastic fumes.

 

Questions:

1) Are you making your own magazine springs? Or have you figured out how to fit constant force springs in there? Hmm, maybe longways instead of sideways, like Boltsniper did in the FAR. I should have tried that.

2) You choose a new name?

3) Can I have first dibs when you print this thing out and sell it?

 

I wish I had more free time, I would DEFINITELY be trying to build this the old fashioned way right now with my Dremel and pipe.

 

Do another one, CaptainSlug! Surprise me again.


In Topic: THIS one simple design will have you in TEARS...

28 March 2017 - 08:02 PM

Here's where I am with the new catch design. The lanyard attaches to this shuttle plate which locks into teeth facing upwards out of the trigger.

 

The slide simply has to push the front edge of the shuttle piece backwards until the shuttle locks into the trigger.

 

I need to add a lip to the topside of the shuttle so that it stays centered inside the slide.

 

HOLY--!!!

 

Can't believe you actually went with my idea. Definitely what I was getting at, glad you figured out the missing piece. Now, please tell me how you think this is better than the original design. I'm not saying it isn't but I would like to know the advantages, and disadvantages, in your opinion.


In Topic: THIS one simple design will have you in TEARS...

28 March 2017 - 01:21 AM

That was me.  I am happy and surprised to see how much success you had with this--you seemed like you were quite far over your head.  I'm glad I was wrong.

I'm pretty sure we never said we'd print any design, as we don't have the sort of printer that does that  (SLS printers can do most anything, we have FDM printers because we are poor).  And looking at your parts, I'm pretty sure we couldn't have printed them without a redesign even if we did have 3d model files for them.

I'd mostly forgotten about this, and I am sort of working on something a bit similar (Not ultiple-more, but using a pulley or a gear like the 2nd style you showed) but right now I'm re-inventing magazines to that end.  I'm glad you posted this before I put out anything as I wouldn't want to steal your thunder.  Making something like this with the help of a 3d printer would be impressive, but out of machined PVC pipes and fittings like this shows incredible skill, craftmanship and careful planning.

One question about functionality--You seem to be the only person on earth other than me that makes nerf breeches that push darts past the air source into the barrel.  In the blasters I've made like that, I've been able to repeat the loading/priming motion to put multiple darts in the barrel and fire shotgun style.  Does anything prevent you from doing that with your blaster?

 

Sorry for the misunderstanding, I didn't mean literally "any design". I just thought you might be able to help but I do understand the limitations with printing.

 

Thank you for liking my design. It took a ton of time, reworking and refitting and crying.

 

I'm excited to see what you have in the works.

 

Yes, you can repeatedly cock the pistol to load multiple darts, at least with the current design. Or you could hold the trigger while cocking and it would fire immediately as the slide returns forward.